The letter Aug. 11 regarding the response of Patriots fans to “Deflategate” (“Patriots fans’ reactions to punishment are inflated”) made me laugh.

The author of the letter is totally and completely uninformed when he states that the Patriots have a record of rule breaking that exceeds that of all other teams combined.

It is easy to check online at Your Team Cheats – The Definitive Guide to NFL Cheating, where every team is listed and cheating infractions are enumerated.

Nineteen teams out of 32 have a worse record than the Patriots, leaving them in the bottom third.

It is interesting that New York Jets fans can fly a banner over Foxborough about cheating, when the Jets have the fourth worst record in the NFL. The New York Giants are not far behind the Jets. The worst team is the Denver Broncos.

Don Jordan

Naples